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Re: Consider including new dmidecode version 2.8-3 into etch

On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 08:49:10PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> I was recently told by the upstream author of dmidecode that an old
> bug with dmidecode on x86-based Mac-machines has been solved in
> upstream CVS.  This evening I had a look, and discovered that the
> alignment problem on ia64 is also solved there.  These two issues are
> the only bugs reported against the debian package, and having these
> fixed should improve the debian-installer behaviour on both
> architectures.

> Please consider upgrading dmidecode in etch with version 2.8-3.  I've
> read through the patch and did not saw any risky changes.  I believe
> it should be safe to include.  It include an udeb as it is used by
> d-i, so the d-i team should comment on this before it is done.  Cc
> there.

> It was uploaded a few minutes ago with low urgency, so it will take
> ~10 days before it is ready to enter etch on its own.

Well, as dmidecode 2.8-3 was just reported to FTBFS on ia64, this one
doesn't seem to be a candidate.  Please let us know when you have another
upload that works on ia64 if you want it to be considered.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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